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Die of this folly!
[Exit.. Clo. Come, I'll to my chamber : 'Would thero Enler Pisanio.
had been some hurt done!
| 2 Lord. I wish not so; unless it had been the fall Queen.
Fie!-you must give way: Jof an ass, which is no greut hurt. Here is your servant.-How now, sir ? What news ?
Clo. You'll go with us?
Clo. Nay, come, let's go together
2 Lord. Well, my lord.
There might have been,
Enter Imogen and Pisanio.
Imo. I would thou grew'st unto the shore's o'the Imo. Your son's my father's friend; he takes
haven, his part.
And question'dst every sail : if he should write, To draw upon an exile!- brave sir !
And I not have it, 'twere a paper lost
As offer'd mercy is. What was the last
'Twas His queen, his queen! Pis. On his command: He would not suffer me Imo. Then wav'd his handkerchief? To bring him to the haven: left these notes
And kiss'd it, madam. of what commands I should be subject to,
Imo. Senseless linen! happier therein than 1!When it pleas'd you to employ me.
And that was all ?
No, madam ; for so long
Distinguish him from others, be did keep Pis.
I humbly thank your highness. The deck, with glove, or hat, or handkerchief, Queen. Pray, walk a while.
Still waving, as the fits and stirs of his mind About some half hour hence, Could best express how slow his soul sail'd on, I pray you, speak with me: you shall, at least, How swift his ship. Go see my lord aboard : for ihis time, leave me. Imo.
Thou should'st have made him TExeunt. As little as a crow, or less, ere left
To after-eye him. SCENE III.A public place. Enter Cloten, and Pis.
Madam, so I did. two Lords.
Imo. I would have broke mine eye-strings; i Lord. Sir, I would advise you to shift a shirt; to lo
crack'd them, but the violence of action hath made you reek as a sac-Tof space had pointed him sharp as my needle:
; To look upon him ; till the diminution rifice: Where air comes out, air comes in : there's Na
Nay, follow'd him, till he had melted from none abroad so wholesome as that you vent. Clo. If my shirt were bloody, then to shift it-Have turn'd mine eye, and wept.-But, good Pi
The smallness of a gnat to air; and then Have I hurt him ?
sanio, 2 Lord. No, faith; not so much as his patience. When shall we hear from him?
Be assurd, madam, 1 Lord. Hurt him? his body's a passable car- withi cass, if he be not hurt: it is a thoroughfare for
With his next vantage."
Imo. I did not take my leave of him, but had steel, if it be not hurt.
Most pretty things to say : ere I could tell him, 2 Lord. His steel was in debt; it went o'the
the How I would think on him, at certain hours,
on backside the town.
(v1side. Such thoughts, and such; or I could make him swear Clo. The villain would not stand me.
The shes of Italy should not betray 2 Lord. No; but he fled forward still, toward Mi
Mine interest, and his honour; or have charg'd him,
Aside. A u Lord. Stand you! You have land enough of To encounter me with orisons, for then
At the sixth hour of morn, at noon, at midnight, your own: but he added to your having; gave you I am in heaven for him; or ere I could some ground.
Give him that parting kiss, which I had set 2 Lord. As many inches as you have oceans: Betwixt two charming words, comes in my father, Puppies !
l Aside. And, like the barming words, comes in my fathen
. And, like the tyrannous breathing of the north, Clo. I would, they had not come here
Shakes all our buds from growing. 2 Lord. So would I, till you had measured how long a fool you were upon the ground. (Aside.
Enter a Lady. Clo. And that she should love this fellow, and
The queen, madam, 2 Lord. If it be a sin to make a true election, she Desires your highness' company. is damned.
Imo. Those things I bid you do, get them des1 Lord. Sir, as I told you always, her beauty and, her brain go not together :' She's a good sign, but I
4 I will attend the queen.
Madam, I shall. (Exe.
Pis, have seen small reflection of her wit.
2 Lord. She shines not upon fools, lest the re- SCENE V.-Rome. An apartment in Philario's flection should hurt her.
|_side. house. Enter Philario, lachimo, a Frenchman
a Dutchman, and a Spaniard. (1) Her beauty and sense are not equal.
(2) To understand the force of this idea, it should lach. Believe it, sir : I have seen him in Britain: be remembered that anciently almost every sign had a motto, or some attempt at a witticism, under- (3) Opportunity. neath it.
(4) Meet me with reciprocal prayer. VOL. II.
Aside. " Pis.
refuse me if it be a sin to make a true en
he was then of a crescent note;' expected to provel, lach. You must not so far preser her 'fore ours of so normy, the ho va Inoked on him without the of: but I could then have looked on him without the
post. Being so far provoked as I was in France,
F help of adıniration ; though the catalogue of his en- I would abate her nothing ; though I profess mydowments had been tabled by his side, and I to sell her adorer, not her friend. peruse him by itens...
1 Tach. As fair, and as good (a kind of hand-inPhi. You speak of him when he was less furnish-hand comparison,) had been something too fair, and ed,' than now he is, with that which makes him too good, for any lady in Britany. If she went beboth without and within.
fore others I have seen, as that diamond of yours French. I have seen him in Francc: we had very out-lustres many I have beheld, I could not but bemany there, could behold the sun with as firm eyes lieve she excelled many : but I have not seen the as he.
most precious diamond that is, nor you the lady. Tach. This matter of marrying his king's daugh- Post. I praised her, as I rated her: so do I my ter (wherein he must be weighed rather by her stone. value, than his own,) words him, I doubt not, a Iach. What do you esteem it at ? great deal from the matter.
Post. More than the world enjoys. French. And then his banishment:
Iach. Either your unparagoned mistress is dead, Tach. Ay, and the approbation of those, that weep or she's out-priz'd by a trifle. this lamentable divorce, under her colours, are won. Posl. You are mistaken : the one may be sold, or derfully to extend to him; be it but to fortify her given ; if there were wealth enough for the purchase, judgment, which else an easy battery might lay flat, or merit for the gift: the other is not a thing for for laking a beggar without more quality. But how sale, and only the gift of the gods. comes it, he is to sojourn with you? How creeps' lach. Which the gods have given you ? acquaintance ?
| Posl. Which, by their graces, I will keep. Phi. His father and I were soldiers together; tol. lach. You may wear her in title yours: but, you whoin I have been often bound for no less than my know, strange fowl light upon neighbouring ponds. life:
Your ring may be stolen too : so, of your brace of Enter Posthumus.
unprizeable estimations, the one is but frail, and
the other casual; a cunning thief, or a that-wayHere comes the Briton: Let him be so entertained accomplished courtier, would hazard the winning amongst you, as suits, with gentlemen of your both of first and last. knowing, to a stranger of his quality.-1 beseech Post. Your Italy contains none so accoinplished you all, be better known to this gentleman; whom a courtier, to convince' the honour of my mistress; I commend to you, as a noble friend of mine : How if, in the holding or loss of that, you teri her fiail. worthy he is, I will leave to appear hereafter, rather I do nothing doubt, you have store of thieves ; nol than story him in his own hearing.
withstanding, I sear not iny ring. French. Sir, we have known together in Orleans. Phi. Let us leave here, gentlemen.
Post. Since when I have been debtor to you for Post. Sir, with all my heart. This worthy sig. courtesies, which I will be ever to pay, and yet pay nior, I thank him, makes no stranger of me; we are still.
familiar at first. French. Sir, you o'er-rate my poor kindness: I lach. With five times so much conversation, I was glad I did atone my countryman and you ; It should get ground of your fair mistress ; make her had been pity, you should have been put iogether go back, even to the yielding ; had I admittance, with so mortal a purpose, as then each bore, upon and opportunity to friend. importance of so slight and trivial a nature.
Post. No, no. Post. By your pardon, sir, I was then a young lach. I dare, thereon, pawn the moiety of my traveller ; rather shunn'd to go even with what I estate to your ring; which, in my opinion, o'erheard, than in my every action to be guided by values it something: But I make my wager rather others' experiences : bul, upon my mended judg. against your confidence, than her reputation : and, ment (if I offend not to say it is mended,) my quar- to bar your offence herein too, I durst attempt it rel was not altogether slight.
against any lady in the world." French. 'Faith, yes, to be put to the arbitrement Post. You are a great deal abused to in too bold of swords; and by such two, that would, by all a persuasion; and I doubt not you sustain what likelihood, have confounded' one the other, or have you're worthy of, by your attempt. fallen both.
lach. What's that ? lach. Can we, with manners, ask what was the Post. A repulse: Though your attempt, as you difference?
call it, deserve more; a punishinent too. French. Safely, I think: 'twas a contention in Phi. Gentlemen, enough of this : it came in too public, which may, without contradiction, suffer the suddenly ; let it die as it was born, and, I pray you, report. It was much like an argument that fell out be better acquainted. last night, where each of us fell in praise of our Tach. 'Would I had put my estate, and my country mistresses : This gentleman at that time neighbour's, on the approbation of what I have vouching (and upon warrant of bloody aflirmation. I spoke. his to be more fair, virtuous, wise, chaste, constant. Post. What lady would you choose to assail ? qualified, and less attemptible, than any the rarest Tach. Yours; whom in constancy, you think, of our ladies in France.
stands so safe. I will lay you ten thousand ducats Joch. That lady is not now living: or this gren- to vour ring that. commend me tleman's opinion, by this, worn out."
your lady is, with no more advantage than the opPost. She holds her virtue still, and I my mind. (portunity of a second conference, and I will bring
(1) Increasing in fame. (2) Accomplished. (8) Lover,-I speak of her as a being I reverence, (3) Forms him. (4) Praise. (5) Reconcile. not as a beauty whom I enjoy. (6) Importunity, instigation. (7) Destroyed. T (9) Overcome. (10) Deceived. (u) Proof.
from thence that honour of hers, which you imagines To try the vigour of them, and apply so reserved.
Allayments to their act; and by them gather Post. I will wage against your gold, gold to it: Their several virtues, and effects. iny ring I hold dear as my finger; "tis part of it. I Cor.
Your highness lach. You are a friend, and therein the wiser. Shall from this practice but make hard your heart: If you buy ladies' Mesh at a million a dram, you Besides, the seeing these effects will be cannot preserve it from tainting: But, I see, you Both noisome and infectious. have soine religion in you, that you fear.
O, content thee. Post. This is but a custom in your tongue ; you
Enter Pisanio. bear a graver purpose, I hope.
lach. I am the master of my speeches; and Here comes a flattering rascal ; upon him (Aside. would undergo what's spoken, I swear.
Will I first work: he's for his master, Post. Will you l-I shall but lend my diamond And enemy to my son.-How now, Pisanio ?till your return :-Let there be covenants drawn Doctor, your service for this time is ended; between us: My mistress exceeds in goodness the Take your own way. hugeness of your unworthy thinking: I dare you Cor.
I do suspect you, madam; to this match: here's my ring.
But you shall do no harm.
(Aside. Phi. I will have it no lay.
Hark thee, a word. fach. By the gods it is one:-If I bring you no
(To Pisanio, ficient testimony that I have enjoyed the seat
not like her. Si bodily part of your mistress, my ten thousand du
she has cats are yours : so is your diamond too. If I come Strange lingering poisons: I do know her spirit, off, and leave her in such honour as you have trust And will not trust one of her malice with in, she your jewel, this your jewel, and my gold/ A drug of such dainn'd nature; Those, she has, are yours:-provided, I have your commendation,'I Will stupily and dull the sense a while; for my more free entertainment.
'Which first, perchance, she'll prove on cats, and Post. I embrace these conditions ; let us have
dogs; . articles betwixt us :-only, thus far you shall an-|Then afterward up higher ; but there is swer. If you make your voyage upon her, and No danger in what show of death it makes, give me directly to understand you have prevailed, More than the locking up the spirits a time, I am no further your enemy, she is not worth our To be more fresh, reviving. She is fool'd debate: if she remain unseduced (you not making With a most false effect; and I the truer, it appear otherwise,) for your ill opinion, and the So lo be false with her. assault you have made to her chastity, you shall an
No further service, doctor, swer me with your sword.
Until I send for thee. lach. Your hand; a covenant: We will have Cor.
I humbly take my leave. these things set down by lawful counsel, and
[Erit. straight away for Britain ; lest the bargain should Queen. Weeps she still, say'st thou ? Dost thou catch cold, and starve: I will fetch my gold, and
think, in time have our two wagers recorded.
She will not quench ;' and let instructions enler Post. Agreed. (Ere. Posthumus and lachimo. Where folly now possesses ? Do thou work ; French. Will this hold, think you ?
When thou shalt bring me word, she loves my son, Phi. Signior lachimo will not from it. Pray, let I'll tell thee, on the instant, thou art then us follow em.
(Ereunt. As great as is thy master: greater; for SCENE VI.-Britain. A room in Cymbeline's
Thelin.His fortunes all lie speechless, and his name
Is at last gasp: Return he cannot, nor palace. Enter Queen, Ladies, and Cornelius.
Continue where he is : to shift his being, Queen. Whiles yet the dew's on ground, gather is to exchange one misery with another; those flowers ;
And every day, that comes, comes to decay Make haste: Who has the note of them?
A day's work in him : What shalt thou expect, 1 Lady.
1, madam. To be depender on a thing that leans : Queen. Despatch.
(Exeunt Ladies. Who cannot be new built ; nor has no friends, Now, master doctor; have you brought those drugs? [The Queen drops a box: Pisanio takes it up. Cor. Pleaseth your highness, ay: here they are, So much as but to prop him ?-Thou tak'st up madam:
[Presenting a small box. Thou know'st not what; but take it for thy labour: But I beseech your grace, (without offence; It is a thing I made, which hath the king My conscience bids me ask ;) wherefore you have Five times redeem'd from death: I do not know Commanded of me these most poisonous com What is more cordial :-Nay, I pr'ythee, take it; pounds,
It is an earnest of a further good
The case stands with her; do't, as from thyself. Queen.
I do wonder, doctor, Think what a chance thou changest on; but think Thou ask'st me such a question: Have I not been' Thou hast thy-mistress still; to boot, my son, Thy pupil long? Hast thou not learn'd me how Who shall take notice of thee: I'll move the king To make perfumes ? distil ? preserve ? yea, so, To any shape of thy preferment, such That our great king himself doth woo me on As thou'lt desire; and then myself, I chiefly, For my confections? Having thus far proceeded That set thee on to this desert, am bound (Unless thou think'st me devilish,) is't not meet To load thy merit richly. Call my women : That I did amplify my judgment in
Think on my words. [Exit Pis. 1-A sly and conOther conclusions ?I will try the forces
stant knave; of these thy compounds on such creatures as Not to be shak'd: the agent for his master; We count not worth the hanging (but none human,) And the remembrancer of her, to hold
(1) Recommendation. (2) Experiments. | (3) i. e. Grow cool. (4) To change his abode.
The hand fast to her lord. I have given him that, Not so allur'd to feed.
Imo. What is the matter, trow ?
The cloyed will Excepi she bend her humour, shall be assur'd |(That satiate yet unsatisfied desire,
lihat tub both fill'd and running, ) rarening first Re-enler Pisanio, and Ladies.
The lamb, longs after for the garbage. To taste of too.-So, so ;-well done, well done: Imo.
What, dear sir, The violets, cowslips, and the primroses,
Thus raps you? Are you well ? Bear to my closet: Fare thee well, Pisanio; lach. ‘Thanks, madam; well :-'Beseech you, Think on my words. (Eremt Queen and Ladies.
(To Pisanio. Pis. And shall do:
My man's abode where I did leave him : he But when to my good lord I prove untrue,
Is strange and peevish."
I was going, sir,
Ezit Pisanio. SCENE VII.-Another room in the same. Enter Imo. Continues well my lord? His health, 'beImogen.
Seech you? Imo. A father cruel, and a step-dame false;
| lach. Well, madam. A foolish suitor to a wedded lady.
Imo. Is he dispos'd to mirth? I hope, he is. That hath her husband banish'd :-0, that husband! l. lach. Exceeding pleasant; none a stranger there My supreme crown of grief! and those repeated So merry and so gamesome: he is call'd Vexations of it! Had | been thief-stolen,
The Briton reveller.
Imo. As my two brothers, happy! but most miserable
When he was bere, Is the desire that's glorious : Blessed be those,
He did incline to sadness; and oft-times How mean soe'er, that have their honest wills,
Not knowing why. Which season's comfort.-Who may this be? Fie!! Iach.
I never saw him sad
There is a Frenchman his companion, one
An eminent monsieur, that, it seems, much loves
The thick sighs from him ; whiles the jolly Briton lach.
Change you, madam ? |(Your lord, I mean,) laughs from 's free lungs, The worthy Leonatus is in safety,
cries, O! " And greets your highness dearly.
Ca my sides hold, to think, that man,--who knows
(Presents a letter. By history, report, or his oren proof, Imo.
Thanks, good sir : What woman is, yea, what she cannot choose You are kindly welcome.
Bul must be,-ill his free hours languish for lach. All of her, that is out of door, most rich! Assured bondage ?
Will my lord say so? If she be furnish'd with a mind so rare,
lach. Ay, madam ; with his eyes in food with She is alone the Arabian bird; and I
laughter. Have lost the wager. Bolddess be my friend! It is a recreation to be by, Arm me, audacity, froin head to foot!
And hear him mock the Frenchman: But, heavens Or, like the Parthian, I shall flying fight;
know, Rather, directly fly.
Some men are much to blame. Imo. (Reads. He is one of the noblest note, to Imo.
Not he, I hope. whose kindness I am most infinitely tied. Reflect lach. Not be: But yet heaven's bounty towards upon him accordingly, as you value your truest
LEONATUS. Be us'd more thankfully. In himself, 'tis much; So far I read aloud :
In you,-which I count his, beyond all talents, But even the very middle of my heart
Whilst I am bound to wonder, I am bound
imo. What do you pity, sir? Have words to bid you; and shall find it so,
lach. Two creatures, heartily. In all that I can do.
Am I one, sir? lach. Thanks, fairest lady.
You look on me; What wreck discern you in me, What! are men mad? Hath nature given them Deserves your pity? eyes
Lamentable! What !
To hide me from the radiant sun, and solace
I pray yog, sir, Upon the number'd beach? and can we not Deliver with more openness your answers Partition make with spectacles so precious
To my demands. Why do you pity me? 'Twixt fair and foul ?
loch. That others do, Imo.
What makes your admiration? I was about to say, enjoy your But lach. It cannot be i'the eve; for apes and mon- It is an office of the gods to 'venge it, kers,
Not mine to speak on't 'Twixt two such shes, would chatter this way, and Imo.
You do seem to know Contemn with mows the other: Nor i'the judg- Something of me, or what concerns me; 'Pray ment;
you For idiots, in this case of favour, would
(Since doubting things go ill, often hurts more Be wisely definite: Nor i'the appetite ;
Than to be sure they do ; For certainties Sluttery, to sueh neat excellenee oppos'd,
Either are past remedies; or, timely knowing, Should make desire vomit emptiness,
The remedy then born,) discorer to me (1) Ambasadors. (2) Making mouths.
(3) Shy and foolish
What both you spur and stop.'
|Deserves thy trust; and thy most perfect goodness lach.
Had I this cheek Her assurd credit!--Blessed live you long! To bathe my lips upon; this hand, whose touch, A lady to the worthiest sir, that ever Whose eyery touch, would force the feeler's soul Country call'd his! and vou his mistress, only To the oath of loyalty; this object, which
For the most worthiest fit! Give me your pardon.
That which he is, new o'er: And he is one
Half all men's hearts are his.
You make amends. That's fed with stinking tallow; it were fit,
Jach. He sits 'mongst men, like a descended god : That all the plagues of hell should at one time He hath a kind of honour sets him off, Encounter such revolt.
More than a mortal seeming. Be not angry, My lord, I fear, Most mighty princess, that I have adventur'd Has forgot Britain.
To try your taking of a false report; which hath lach.
And himself. Not I, Honour'd with confirmation your great judgment Inclin'd to this intelligence, pronounce
In the election of a sir so rare, The beggary of his change; but 'lis your graces Which you know, cannot err: The love I bear him That, from my mutest conscience, to my tongue, Made me to fan you thus ; but the gods made you, Charms this report out.
Unlike all others, chaffless. Pray, your pardon. Imo.
Let me hear no more. Imo. All's well, sir: Take my power the court lach. O dearest soul ! your cause doth strike my
for yours. heart
Tach. My humble thanks. I had almost forgot With pity, that doth make me sick. A lady To entreat your grace but in a small request, So fair, and fasten'd to an empery,'
And yet of moment too, for it concerns Would make the great'st
her noble friends, partner'd
Are partners in the business. With tomboys, hir'd with that self-exhibition
Pray, what is't? Which your own coffers yield! with diseas'd ven- Iach. Some dozen Romans of us, and your lord tures,
(The best feather of our wing,) have mingled suns, That play with all infirmities for gold,
To buy a present for the emperor; Which rottenness can lend nature ! such boil'd Which I, the factor for the rest, have done stuff,
In France : 'Tis plate, of rare device; and jewels As well might poison poison ! Be reveng'd ; Of rich and exquisite form; their values great; Or she, that bore you, was no queen, and you And I am something curious, being strange, Recoil from your great stock.
To have them in safe stowage ; May it please you Imo.
Reveng'd! To take them in protection ? How should I be reveng'd ? If this be true | Imo.
Willingly; ( Is I have such a heart, that both mine ears And pawn mine honour for their safety: since Must not in haste abuse,) if it be true,
My lord hath interest in them, I will keep them How should I be reveng'd?
In my bed-chamber. lach. Should he make me lach.
They are in a trunk,
To send them to you, only for this night;
0, no, no. More noble ihan that runagate to your bed;
Tach. Yes, I beseech; or I shall short my word, And will continue fast to your affection,
By length'ning my return. From Gallia Still close, as sure.
I cross'd the seas on purpose, and on promise Imo. What ho, Pisanio!
To see your grace. lach. Let me my service tender on your lips.
I thank you for your pains; Imo. Away! I do condemn mine ears, that have But not away lo-morrow? So long attended thee.--If thou wert honourable, lach.
1 must, madam;
I have outstood my time ; which is material
I will write Thee and the devil alike.- What ho, Pisanio ! Send your trunk to me; it shall sase be kept, The king my father shall be made acquainted And truly yielded you : You are very welcome, Of thy assault: if he shall think it fit,
SCENE 1.-Court before Cymbeline's palace. lach. O happy Leonatus ! I may say; The credit, that thy lady hath of thee,
Enter Cloten, and troo Lords.
Clo. Was there ever man had such luck! when (!) What you seem anxious to utter, and yet withhold.
(4) Allowance, pension. (9) Sovereign command. (3) Wantons. 115) To fan, is to winnow. (6) A stranger.